This probably belongs more in the Pesticides forum but more people come here and this could pertain to anyone, so... Happened to catch the People's Court this morning, there was a case of a guy suing a landscaper for making his dog sick thru the weed killer he applied. The facts of the case were....the guy's dog had wandered into his neighbor's yard (his sister's actually) and thru contact with the chemicals had gotten very sick. The landscaper was not licensed and he had not posted any warning signs after the application. He had sprayed the weeds as a favor to a good customer. Supposed he told her he wasn't licensed but said he would do it one time for her and went and bought some name-brand spray (they didn't say what is was) The plaintiff was armed with the EPA regs for New York, which said warning signs must accompany any "commercial application" However...the judge examined the laws and "commercial application" meant pesticides applied to commericial properties, rather than chemicals applied for profit. Residentials were exempt. She then noted the county laws required the homeowner, not the applicator, must post warning signs along property lines, unless the treated area exceeded 100 sqft. He had only spot-sprayed a small area so he was OK. So the lawnboy won...interesting that his being unlicensed was not relevant to the case.